The Spectrum

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Eva Motolinia: undefined by disability

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

October 31, 2017

Were you nervous prior to delivering your speech? Oh, yes. I have stage fright, but what was scary about giving a speech about my disability was that I’ve never really talked about it openly with other people other than my really close friends. I don’t even have to talk about it with my family becau...

Blake’s troubling response to senior speeches about privilege

Blake’s troubling response to senior speeches about privilege

Fatiya Kedir, Chapel Puckett and Kelly Brakken, Opinions Editors and Contributing Writer

March 19, 2015

Why is Blake so hung up on senior speeches that are about privilege? We hear the same thing unfold over and over again, and it has become repetitive and unnecessary. Why can’t people just get over it? No, I don’t mean that the speeches are unwarranted and quibbling. I mean that Blake’s persistent negati...

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